Dropbox is a popular cloud-based file-sharing platform that allows users to store and share files online. However, there may come a time when you need to uninstall Dropbox from your MacBook. Maybe you’re switching to a different file-sharing platform, or perhaps you just need to free up some disk space. Whatever your reason, we’ve got you covered. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to uninstall Dropbox from your MacBook.
Firstly, navigate to the Dropbox icon on the right side of your menu bar. Click on the avatar in the top right of the window that appears and select “Quit” from the drop-down menu. This is necessary because you cannot delete an open application on a MacBook. If you can’t find the Dropbox icon, it’s likely that Dropbox is not open, and you can skip this step.
Next, click on the “Finder” icon in your dock and select the “Applications” folder from your Finder sidebar. Then locate Dropbox in the applications column on the right and drag it to the trash in your dock. If prompted, type in your administrator password, and Dropbox will be removed from your applications folder. You can verify this in the Finder sidebar or your user folder.
Note that although the Dropbox application is no longer linked to it, the Dropbox folder is still there. None of your files will be deleted until you manually delete them. If you want to delete the entire Dropbox folder, navigate to the Finder menu in the top left of your desktop and select “Preferences” from the dropdown. In the window that appears, click on the “Sidebar” tab, and check the box to the left of your user. This will add your user folder to the Finder sidebar for easy access. Then exit out of the Finder preferences window and click on your user in the Finder sidebar. Finally, drag your desired folders or the entire Dropbox folder to the trash, and empty the trash.
It’s worth noting that you may still see Dropbox in your recently opened applications in your dock. However, clicking on it will reveal a question mark and won’t open anything. To remove it, just click and drag the icon to the trash.
In conclusion, uninstalling Dropbox from your MacBook is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following this guide, you can free up disk space and remove Dropbox from your system with ease.